Upper Eyelid Surgery: Restoring Your Vision And Confidence

If sagging or drooping upper eyelids are affecting your vision or making you look tired and older than you feel, upper eyelid surgery may be the solution you’ve been looking for. At CatchLife Eye, we offer a safe and effective eyelid surgery procedure that can restore your vision and confidence.

What Is Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Upper eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper eyelid to improve its appearance and function. This procedure can correct vision problems caused by sagging or drooping eyelids, as well as improve the aesthetic appearance of the eyes.

Benefits Of Upper Eyelid Surgery

• Improved vision by removing excess skin that can impair vision

• Enhanced appearance of the eyes and face

• Increased self-confidence

• Short recovery time

Disadvantages Of Upper Eyelid Surgery:

• Possible complications such as infection, bleeding, or scarring

• Temporary swelling and bruising

• Temporary dryness and irritation of the eyes

Who Is A Good Candidate For Upper Eyelid Surgery?

A good candidate for upper eyelid surgery is someone who is in good overall health and is experiencing vision problems or dissatisfaction with the appearance of their upper eyelids. During your consultation with our experienced ophthalmologist Dr. Selim Güldiken, he will evaluate your eyes and medical history to determine whether you are a good candidate for upper eyelid surgery.

What To Expect During The Procedure

Upper eyelid surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. Dr. Selim Güldiken will make a small incision along the natural crease of your upper eyelid and remove the excess skin and fat. The incision is then closed with tiny stitches. The procedure typically takes about an hour to complete.

What To Expect During The Recovery?

After the procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising around your eyes. You will be given instructions on how to care for your eyes and manage any discomfort. Most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within a week.

Upper Eyelid Surgery Right For You?

If sagging or drooping upper eyelids are affecting your vision or making you feel self-conscious, upper eyelid surgery may be the right option for you. However, it’s important to discuss your options with Dr. Selim Güldiken and consider the potential risks and benefits before making a decision. During your consultation, he will evaluate your eyes and medical history to determine whether upper eyelid surgery is the best option for your unique needs and goals.


What Is The Recovery Time For Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Recovery time for upper eyelid surgery varies for each patient, but typically it takes around 1-2 weeks to heal completely. During this time, patients may experience swelling and bruising around the eyes.

Will My Vision Improve After Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Upper eyelid surgery can sometimes improve vision if the sagging skin was obstructing your field of vision.

Are There Any Risks Or Complications Associated With Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, upper eyelid surgery carries some risks, such as infection, bleeding, and adverse reaction to anesthesia. It’s important to discuss these risks with your surgeon before the procedure.

How Long Do The Results Of Upper Eyelid Surgery Last?

The results of upper eyelid surgery are typically enduring, but can be influenced by various factors including age, genetics, and lifestyle choices.

Will I Have Visible Scars After Upper Eyelid Surgery?

The incisions made during upper eyelid surgery are typically well-hidden within the natural creases of the eyelid and should not be noticeable once fully healed.

When Can I Resume Normal Activities After Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Patients can typically resume normal activities, such as driving and light exercise, within a few days to a week after the procedure. However, it’s important to avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for several weeks.

Is Upper Eyelid Surgery Painful?

Upper eyelid surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia, so patients should not feel any pain during the procedure. However, some discomfort and mild pain may be experienced during the recovery period.

Can Upper Eyelid Surgery Correct Drooping Or Sagging Eyebrows?

Upper eyelid surgery is designed to remove excess skin from the upper eyelids, and may not address drooping or sagging eyebrows. A brow lift may be more appropriate in this case.

How Do I Prepare For Upper Eyelid Surgery?

The surgeon will provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for the surgery, which may include avoiding certain medications, quitting smoking, and arranging for someone to drive you home after the procedure.

Can I Wear Contact Lenses After Upper Eyelid Surgery?

It is typically recommended to avoid wearing contact lenses for the first week after surgery to allow for proper healing of the eyes.

How Long Does Upper Eyelid Surgery Take?

The length of the procedure can vary depending on the extent of the surgery, but typically takes 1-2 hours to complete.

How Long Does The Swelling Last After Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Swelling around the eyes can last for several weeks after upper eyelid surgery, but should gradually improve over time.

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